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Great FREE Assistive Technology Resources

Heard about this on Twitter – The Wisconsin Assistive Technology Initiative (WATI) is now offering free access to many of their superb resources. There is a free 337 page book entitled Assessing Student’s Needs for Assistive Technology. There are numerous resource guides, forms, assessments and more all for free.

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Functional Physical Training and CP

Recent research in Pediatric Physical Therapy reports on thirteen children with cerebral palsy who participated in functional physical training 2x/wk for 9 weeks resulting in significant improvements in ambulation, aerobic endurance, and walking distance. This might seem obvious but I think therapists need to be reminded frequently what works time and time again – aerobic […]

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Preschoolers and Physical Activity Time Tip

Pediatrics reports that children in preschools with high quality scores, less fixed playground equipment, more portable playground equipment, less media time and larger playgrounds experienced more moderate/ vigorous physical activity per hour and fewer sedentary minutes compared to other preschool children. That seems like a simple way to increase physical activity time in any preschoolers […]

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Team Blog for Pediatric Therapists???

I am thinking about starting a team blog for pediatric therapists. Basically it would be one location where different therapists could contribute content. It is similar to a list serve but in blog format. Want to see if there is any interest out there from other pediatric occupational, physical or speech therapists to contribute before […]